The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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  • Elder fraud cases on the rise - Yahoo! Finance
    ... look up the phone number online or in the phone ... Worman says some other common scams targeting seniors these days include: Grandparents scam
    05/5/2015 - 3:51 pm | View Link
  • 12 Ways to Keep Your Money Safe Online - Yahoo! Finance
    ... you download a new app to your phone or tablet ... A common scam involves sending emails that ask ... Phishing scams involve victims ...
    05/5/2015 - 10:18 am | View Link
  • Beware every time the Phone rings - Examiner.com
    A common ploy is to threaten that the listener ... These are scams; hang up. ... perfectly legal to ignore a ringing phone. If your phone has ...
    05/5/2015 - 10:13 am | View Link
  • Attorney general warms of small business scams - Crescent-News
    ... to learn about common scams and to talk to their employees about the warning signs." Common ... invoices: Businesses receive a fax, phone call ...
    05/5/2015 - 9:20 am | View Link
  • Police Beat - Northwest News
    ... a “Granny Dominican Republic” phone scam ... The scam appears to be very common in the elderly community. The scams appear to originate ...
    05/4/2015 - 2:32 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • Elder fraud cases on the rise
    look up the phone number online or in the phone book and call the agency yourself. Never call any number the caller provides, as it's likely to be part of the scam. Worman says some other common scams targeting seniors these days include: Grandparents scam ...
    05/6/2015 - 3:22 am | View Link
  • Phone scams ring alarm bells
    said examples of scams he was aware of included phone calls purporting to be from Microsoft claiming the victim has a virus on their computer. He said communication from apparent potential buyers of items put up for sale on websites was another common ...
    05/6/2015 - 3:07 am | View Link
  • Ohio AG warns of scams targeting small businesses
    Common schemes reported by businesses include: Utility shut-off scams: A business receives a call supposedly ... Phony invoices: Businesses receive a fax, phone call, or letter demanding that they pay a final invoice for “yellow page” advertising ...
    05/4/2015 - 6:29 pm | View Link
  • Billerica police warn of common scams
    These are some common scams using MoneyPak cards as payment methods: Internal Revenue Service Scam (scenario from IRS) Victims receive an unsolicited phone call and are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit ...
    05/3/2015 - 9:38 am | View Link
  • Seniors learn scam prevention
    Two different types of scams were explained, financial exploitation and home repair fraud, with a focus on door-to-door, phone and internet scamming. According to Landers, one of the most common current schemes is scammers posing as the Illinois Revenue ...
    05/2/2015 - 3:09 am | View Link
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  • IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014 ...
    IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List. Español. IR-2014-16, Feb. 19, 2014. WASHINGTON — The ...
    05/5/2015 - 9:18 am | View Website
  • Protect yourself from common phone scams
    Protect yourself from common phone scams. View these tips to insure that you will not be victim of common phone scams.
    05/4/2015 - 4:43 pm | View Website
  • FBI — Common Fraud Schemes
    The following are some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized. Visit our White-Collar Crime and Cyber ...
    05/4/2015 - 2:20 pm | View Website
  • Phone fraud
    Types of frauds Fraud against users by phone companies . Cramming is the addition of charges to a subscriber's telephone bill for services which were neither ordered ...
    05/4/2015 - 6:28 am | View Website
  • Common Scams | USCIS
    On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not ...
    05/4/2015 - 5:59 am | View Website
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